Solicitor urges wording be amended to reflect original conversation
The approval of the June's Upper Perk Police Commission meeting minutes became the latest source of contention among members of the commission during Monday's monthly meeting at East Greenville Borough Chambers.
The heated exchange over a small paragraph in the minutes from the June 22 meeting that vaguely summarized what appeared to have been a lengthy conversation between the Police Commission Solicitor, Phil Gazan and members of the commission about the relationship between the Upper Perk Police Commission and the Upper Perk Police Officers Association (POA).
The matter was brought up for discussion during the June meeting after East Greenville Solicitor Steven Kramer sent a letter to the commission in which he expressed concern over a potential liability for accepting anonymous donations. Gazan later asked that the commission clarify its policy with POA on such donations, including terms and conditions of employment pertaining to officer's actions resulting in liability.
East Greenville Mayor Ryan Sloyer, who also sits on the police commission, had requested during the May 2015 meeting, that the source be revealed behind the $5,000 anonymous donation that was used towards the purchase new police uniforms. He stated that he didn't want his borough be held liable for any special interest donations through POA. Little is known about by-laws that guide the POA and how donations to it are reported....